Here's the official word from the city's Office of Emergency Management on the collapse of a retaining wall this morning on the Saw Mill River Pkwy. It's been closed in both directions.
FRI 3/2/2007 7:28:47
PROGNOSIS: ROUTINE OPERATION
STRUCTURAL - COLLAPSE
BX SAW MILL RIVER PKWY AND MAJOR DEEGAN EXPWY
NYPD ESU IS ON THE SCENE REPORTING A COLLAPSE OF A 60 X 20 FOOT SECTION OF RETAINING WALL ALONG SIDE THE SOUTHBOUND SAW MILL .....THIS IS CAUSING A MAJOR FLOODING CONDITION AND THE SAW MILL HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
RESPONDING UNITS: OEM041
INCIDENT ID: 2007:03:02:07:21:03:8